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Employee Management – How to Write Your Restaurant Employee Handbook

Restaurant employee turnover sits at 73%. Turn things around with a clear, helpful employee handbook. Included in this post is a free employee handbook template for your staff.

 

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Industry Trends – 50+ Statistics for Restaurant Owners in 2018

What’s trending in the restaurant industry? Check out this giant, recently updated list of the latest statistics in the restaurant industry.

 

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Opening a Restaurant – How Much Does It Cost to Open a Restaurant?

Just getting started in the industry? See what costs you’ll incur over the next few months and keep track of your expenses with a downloadable calculator.

 

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Restaurant Marketing – 5 Essentials for Your Restaurant Marketing Plan

Paid search ads, social media, and video can be difficult when you’ve got a restaurant to run. See what’s missing from your plan and learn where to go to start if marketing is new for you.

 

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Menu Development – How to Use a Menu Engineering Worksheet

How profitable is your menu? With a menu engineering worksheet, you’ll be able to identify your best and worst performing menu items so you can price properly.

 

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Restaurant Tech – 5 Technology Trends + Predictions for 2018 [Infographic]

Mobile pay, digital receipts, and kiosks may be dividing you from your guests. Take a look at the biggest tech trends for diners and restaurants taken from our Restaurant Technology Report.

 

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Inventory Tracking – How to Set Up a Restaurant Par Inventory Sheet

Inventory is a real pain, isn’t it? This free and simple solution will save you tons of time – provided you follow these best practices.

 

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Restaurant Metrics – 7 Restaurant Performance Metrics and How to Calculate

Math not your strong suit? Not to worry. We break down the most important equations you should know so you can keep your restaurant efficient.

 

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Kitchen Management – How to Create Kitchen Opening and Closing Checklists

Get your kitch together. Kitchen checklists are the best way to keep consistency in your back of house for different team members. Find out what to add to your checklist in this blog post.

 

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Social Media – 5 Tips to Execute the Perfect Restaurant Social Media Strategy

Become a force of Facebook and a sultan of Snapchat with this post, including a free guide for optimal restaurant social media management.

 

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Meet the Team

Allie, AJ, and Amanda from Toast

Allie_Tetreault.jpgAllie Tetreault brings years of experience in quick service restaurant operations to the team and has been writing for the Toast Blog since 2015. In this role, she combines her passions for journalism and dining to deliver the best content for restaurant operators on the web.

 

xwD8qTOI-1.jpgAJ Beltis joined Toast in 2016 and has spent the past two years researching, writing, editing, and strategizing for the Toast Blog and the Restaurant Resource Center. AJ’s restaurant experience began at a small town pizzeria in 2010 and his obsession with the industry has been growing ever since.

 

 

amcnamara photo-073993-edited.jpgAmanda McNamara spent half a decade serving before making the shift to the 9-to-5 lifestyle. Living through the insanity of the front of house for years, Amanda brings first-hand knowledge of the full-service sector of the business to the Toast Blog, which she has been writing for since 2017.



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